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Chamber continuing to help through trying times

By Roy Williams / Economy / September 3, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, we have kept in touch with members through a series of point-in-time surveys to understand the status of businesses, their needs and how we may be able to make a positive impact.

In the most recent survey, there were several key trends and insights I wanted to share with you – as we also heard loud and clear that knowing what is happening with the business community is important.

TREND: We are getting back to work. More than half of companies’ entire workforce is back onsite, and only 7% remain entirely remote.

TREND: Remote work may be here to stay, with 30% planning to leave a portion of their workforce remote permanently, and 12% considering remote work as a part of their future strategy.

INSIGHT: Travel and events are coming back very slowly. The vast majority of companies aren’t traveling or are doing so on a very limited basis. Only 12% of companies are back to normal travel schedules. Another recent survey showed a strong reluctance to attend events of more than 20 people.

INSIGHT: Business owners and managers are frustrated. This survey showed the months of managing through this process and its challenges is making work very difficult for almost every business.

As an organization, the Chamber is no different. We are working through this new time and these trends each day as you do – and we hope that you will reach out if you need a connection, need to share a concern or need to help us see an opportunity or challenge we may not. Our association with each other and our shared work will get us through this crisis and create a better community for us all.

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